Welcome to The Children's Museum of Wilmington or CMoW as we like to call it! Come explore, play, and learn with us! We are 17,000sqft and 4 floors of fun hands-on exhibits for children ages 0-10. 

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  • Admissions and Hours

    Hours of Operation        

    Labor Day through Memorial Day:

    Monday: Closed

    Tuesday - Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

    Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM

    Memorial Day through Labor Day:

    Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

    Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM


    Adults/Children: $9.75

    Military: $8.75

    Seniors: $8.75

    Children under 12 months: Free

    ACM/Anytime Members: Free

    Weekday Members: Mon.-Fri. - Free, Weekends- 1/2 Price Admission

  • Upcoming Events



    Heroes and Heroines

    September 16th 

    9am - 12pm

    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's....SUPERHERO DAY AT CMOW! All of our games and activities will feature superpowers, good guys, and, of course, villains! Dress up as your favorite superhero or be your own, either way, you'll have a BLAST saving the world at our most heroic event of the year. 


    Fall Festival

    October 21st

    9am - 12pm

    Celebrate the changing seasons and falling leaves at our annual Fall Festival. Fall crafts, face painting, treats, and a bounce house! You don’t want to miss out on the family fun!


    Museum Mashup

    November 19th 

    9am - 12pm

    Did you miss making colorful slime on New Years Noon or eating paleontology pudding at Dino Day? Join us on Museum Mashup when we rewind the year and revisit some of our favorite museum activities! Our staff will pick our most popular stations from all of our 2017 monthly events for one huge day of activities! We're going back in time to celebrate the best of the best!



    Polar Express Day

    Dec 16th


    ALL ABOARD! Join us in your jammies for our 3rd annual Polar Express day! We will have hot chocolate, story time, holiday crafts, letters to Santa, train rides and so much more! Each child will receive a special believe bell while supplies last. You won’t want to miss our most magical event of the year! We believe, but the question is, do you? 

  • Kids Cooking Club Program on WECT

    Kids Cooking Club Program featured on WECT

    Click the title above to check out The Children's Museum of Wilmington on WECT News to learn about our DELICIOUS Kids Cooking Club program with our Director of Art and Early Childhood Education, Mary Ellen!

    Kids Cooking Club is every Tuesday at 3:30 PM
    StoryCOOKS is every Thursday at 10:00 AM